Apple introduced the first ever iPhone in 2007 and when it was out, it was known as the best device money can buy. Then each year, they introduced a new version of iPhone and the current version is also a good looking device and challenger for a lot of devices. The only thing which is stopping Apple to conquer the mobile market is Android. Android is currently ruling the mobile phone market in several countries. A lot of manufacturers are offering Android devices, HTC and Samsung are currently leading the race. Samsung Galaxy S devices ruled the smartphone market last year in almost every country especially in the USA and the Galaxy Tab gave a new life to Android tablets. Our friends over at All Things D are saying that Apple is suing Samsung for copying the look and feel of Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
Well, I don’t know what Apple is doing is right or wrong. I am confused that why they are doing it now? Both devices were launched last year and are available in the market from a long time. I think that Apple is losing the race right now, and suing other companies is the only thing to win but Apple, that’s not how you win. Apple said:
“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”
The lawsuit was filed on Friday where Apple employee said that:
“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” said an Apple representative. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
And if you are thinking that Samsung is sitting quietly, then stop thinking that and have a look on what Samsung said:
“Samsung’s development of core technologies and strengthening our intellectual property portfolio are keys to our continued success,” the company said in a statement. “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property.”
I think Apple will lose some of it’s respect after this type of strange move. Samsung is a major part supplier of Apple products and I am sure that this lawsuit will have an impact on the relationship between the companies. Well, this is my question to everyone out there especially Samsung and Apple fans. Do you think that Apple is heading towards the right direction? Tell us in the comment box below.
And in case you want to see the full lawsuit check it out below.
Head over to this post by Nilay Patel for a neat explanation of this case